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Jerzy enters a train set for the Baltic coast. He seems to be on the run from something - as does the strange woman with whom he must share a sleeping compartment.

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Jerzy Kawalerowicz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucyna Winnicka ... Marta
Leon Niemczyk ... Jerzy
Teresa Szmigielówna ... Lawyer's Wife
Zbigniew Cybulski ... Staszek
Helena Dabrowska Helena Dabrowska ... Train Controller
Ignacy Machowski ... Passenger
Roland Glowacki Roland Glowacki ... Murderer
Aleksander Sewruk ... Lawyer
Zygmunt Zintel ... Passenger Suffering from Insomnia
Tadeusz Gwiazdowski Tadeusz Gwiazdowski ... Train Controller
Witold Skaruch ... Priest
Michal Gazda ... Passenger Flirting with Lawyer's Wife
Zygmunt Malawski ... Policeman
Józef Lodynski ... Plain-Clothes Policeman
Kazimierz Wilamowski Kazimierz Wilamowski ... Passenger Sleeping in the Train Controller's Car
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Jerzy enters a train set for the Baltic coast. He seems to be on the run from something - as does the strange woman with whom he must share a sleeping compartment. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

6 September 1959 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Baltic Express See more »

Filming Locations:

Hel, Pomorskie, Poland See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Zespól Filmowy "Kadr" See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A masterpiece of universal cinema, flawless, magnificent
27 December 2009 | by adipoceaSee all my reviews

This is a film which is a privilege to watch, I don't understand why Criterion collection doesn't have this issued yet. If you didn't watch it make yourself one of the biggest favors and watch it right away. I won't describe the movie, I won't spoil your pleasure. This is not a great movie in the sense that other great movies from the same period are considered masterpieces by critics but when we come to watch them they impress us very little. This is a treat, a delight, a thrill, by any modern standards, you have just to find some good subtitles not the lousy ones available on the web and translated online word by word by translation websites. I myself have watched the movie with this kind of subtitles and still I managed to be impressed to tears by this gem. A big bravo to Jerzy Kawalerowicz!


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